5 September 1953
Newlands, Cape Town
South Africa
14
Australia
18
Captain: Hennie Muller Referee: Chris Ackermann (South Africa)
Coach: Danie Craven Attendance: 34500
Team:
Combined caps: 88 tests (starting 15)
PositionPlayerProvinceAgePrev TestsScoring
Loose-head PropChris KochBoland2591 try
HookerWillem DelportEP326 
Tight-head PropJaap BekkerN-Tvl283 
LockErnst DinkelmannN-Tvl265 
LockSalty du RandN-Tvl2781 try
FlankBasie van WykTvl2961 try
FlankStephen FryWP296 
Eighthman (C)Hennie MullerTvl3110 
ScrumhalfHansie OelofseTvl261 
FlyhalfIan KirkpatrickGriquas230 
Left WingChum OchseWP2851 try
Inside CentreTjol LateganBoland2710 
Outside CentreRyk van SchoorWP319 
Right WingBuks MaraisBoland2541 conversion
Full BackJohnny BuchlerTvl236 
Australia: 4 tries, 3 conversions

Match pictures:

Team for the Newlands test

Back: Jaap Bekker, Basie van Wyk, Ernst Dinkelmann, Salty du Rand, Stephen Fry, Chris Koch

Middle: Willa Delport, Hennie Muller (captain), JW Wintle (manager), Danie Craven (coach), Hansie Oelofse, Chum Ochse

Front: Tjol Lategan, Ian Kirkpatrick, Buks Marais, Johnny Buchler, Ryk van Schoor